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Can I use a method I developed or a data collected with a group in my project with another group?

I have developed a method/measure in a project supervised by my PhD advisor, and (a rather limited version of) this method appeared very useful in a project I'm working on in collaboration with a ...
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How do scientists deal with studies that show results which contradict legislation? [on hold]

I am not a psychologist. But I studied studies about psychology. The ones I read have in common that their results are never contradicting legislation. If a scientist realized that some criminal ...
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What does “pers. commun” stand for in academic papers?

I have encountered "pers. commun." in some academic papers when referring to a source or reference . Like in : Authors also made sure that they covered the range of self-focused and symptom-...
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How can I get a paper published urgently for my degree? [on hold]

How can I make sure that my research paper gets published in the first attempt. Getting a paper accepted as it is compulsory for my master’s degree and the deadline is in a month.
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How can an Error in Google Scholar be corrected?

The bibliographic data of an article of mine is confused with that of a book with the same title. Not so long ago the book was confused with another article of the same year, thereby cancelling the ...
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Is there a way to get rid of “enhanced pdf”s?

It has become increasedly more common that when I try to access an article from the publisher's website I get redirected to a sort of online reader instead of a plain old pdf file to download. ...
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How to write source information for tables if I'm using data from multiple sources?

I am using data from 3-4 different sources in my table. How to cite the source information in MLA format? As far as I know, Source information is written below tables in the MLA style. But is it okay ...
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Making the most of writing a review paper

I am currently employed as a postdoc in Europe. I am writing a survey paper reviewing the literature on the topic I am investigating as part of the project I am working on. A member of faculty in ...
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Can I Publish Research if I work for the company?

I will be doing some research for a company I am about to start working for. The company is small and provides animal assisted interventions in schools. They want and need ways to measure the children'...
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Missing citations on google scholar

There is a paper that cited three papers of my works. However, I got only one citation on my goole scholar account. Is it a matter of time and citations will appear? Can I do anything?
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Why are authors not made anonymous during the review process? [duplicate]

During the review process of an article, the reviewers are (almost always) anonymous by default for obvious reasons. Why are not authors also made anonymous? It could help remove the weight that ...
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What makes a good academic CV? [on hold]

What makes a good academic CV? In theory, it should be the quality and novelty of your research, but I hear that often it is also simply the number of papers. I would imagine this is because it may ...
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Is it possible to change paper title after send back from reviewers for revising?

Me and my supervisor were written a paper on medical imaging as a part of my master thesis, we sent a paper to a journal for publishing, after a period of time the journal send us back the paper with ...
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Springer with Editor

I just submitted my paper to a Springer journal. The status changed to with editor and then decision process . I thought the paper will be rejected as it didn't pass the prescreening phase but the ...
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Interpreting recommendations for a rejected paper [on hold]

In 2016 I submitted an image processing paper to IEEE TSP The reviewer rejected the paper, but recommended I try IEEE TIP. The reviewer at TIP said: While TIP is an appropriate venue for this ...
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What to do if the editor's decision is not in your favor?

I had recently developed a method and submitted as a manuscript to a journal. Out of four reviewers, three accepted the method and asked for some clarifications about the method:- 2 with major ...
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Are there publicly agreed-on standards or definitions of what constitutes peer review?

It seems like a very difficult problem to discern whether a "peer-reviewed" journal is reputable. When a journal claims to be peer-reviewed, is there a commonly-agreed-on definition of what this means?...
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Where can I find research papers to read? (not currently in academia)

I have graduated from university and am no longer enrolled. Even while there, I didn't really have any experience finding and reading research papers written by others. Is there an online database ...
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No pagination in Elsevier journals

My paper was accepted in one of Elsevier's journal and it was recently published, but there is no pagination instead they have this "article number" for example "Volume 123, Article No. 212021" ...
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How to publish in genetics without access to funding or a lab?

I am currently working in quite new university as lecturer for applied medical science undergrad in genetics subjects. I am facing some issues: The university requires every lecturer do some ...
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What type of paper is this and how should I input it into JabRef?

As a follow up to this question I am now trying to use JabRef along with @Jonas Steins python script to manage a small literature database on my local machine. I came across the following conference ...
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How to react to unfair reviewer comments?

I'm in a situation where my paper is accepted conditionally, thus I need to revise it in some way as stated by the reviewers. While two reviews were encouraging and mostly constructive, the third ...
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Do all preprint servers have the non-updating issue in google scholar

It has been identified on stackexchange that Google Scholar has a bug where ArXiv publications are not updated to match the final journal publication information in google scholar (for several months)...
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How acceptable is it to submit a paper where most of the references are written by the same group of authors?

I am preparing a conference paper. I have been looking for references for a specific topic related to my research. I have not found any that were not written by current/former members or my research ...
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Did any of the social science experiments by the Nazis in WWII get published?

I've read that the Nazi's did a lot of cruel experimentation on Jews during WWII. I was wondering if any of these studies were published, and if they still exist. Preferably available in English.
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At how many citations should I make my Google Scholar profile public?

I have recently got another citation, which brought my citation count to three. Even though I am proud of my three citations, others may find it funny or pitiful. So I am having doubts whether I ...
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Proper way to Format text related to Functions in an Article about a Computer Package

I am new to software development and my background is not in computer science. I am writing an article about a software package I developed with some collaborators and I was wondering about the proper ...
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Requesting raw data from previously published research

I am working on a mathematical model to help explain some experimental results and generate new hypotheses. Unfortunately, I have neither the resources nor interest to gather experimental data, but in ...
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Why is the two-column format so popular?

At least in the field of computer science, I have noticed this to be a common practice. Why exactly is this done? I find it harder to read and follow.
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What is the best/most important form of publication in applied linguistics/language teaching? [closed]

I'm wondering what it is commonly considered to be of high value/importance amine the types of publications in applied linguistics/language teaching ? Is it journal article, conference paper, book ...
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How to manage publications on a local computer

I would like to find a better way of naming publications which I store on my local computer as PDFs. So far I have been doing something like this: Albano R., Sole A., Adamowski J., Mancusi L. (2014) -...
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Book of Abstracts?

So the conference that I am going to present a paper is going to publish a book of abstracts. Is this considered the proceedings of the conference? Or can I still grab my paper and send to a peer ...
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How to check and correct editorial changes to a manuscript post-acceptance?

A journal which accepted a paper of mine has made some alterations to the text of the paper as part of their editing process. They sent me the edited version for approval, and I discovered that at ...
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Does registering in Editorial Manager® and indicating that I am available as a reviewer increase my chances of being invited to review manuscripts?

Do editors check the database of registered users in Editorial Manager®, their keywords and ORCID records when selecting reviewers? I believe the majority of reviewers are assigned based on the ...
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Manuscript status “Submitted to Journal” over a week in an Elsevier Journal [duplicate]

I submitted a manuscript to an Elsevier journal on 8 days ago. However, the "Current Status" of the manuscript is still "Submitted to Journal". Is it common that the status "Submitted to Journal" ...
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How to phrase authors' contributions when the convention is that all team members are authors?

The question When a journal (such as one of the Nature family) asks for information about authors' contributions, what is the most effective way to answer this, to ensure that the co-authorship is ...
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Where to draw the line between preprint and author-submitted paper?

I read on https://conferences.ieeeauthorcenter.ieee.org/get-published/post-your-paper/ (mirror): Preprint: a form of e-print where an author posts a draft paper on the author’s or another ...
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How to cite this quote “The whole is other than the sum of its parts” in an article

I am preparing the draft of a scientific article which greatly benefits from the well known quote: "The whole is other than the sum of its parts" However, I am unable to find the correct citation ...
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PhD situation, is there hope?

Next november I will face my third and last year of my PhD. However, my percourse has been torturing and twisted. I started my PhD in a different group because I was kind of tricked out. My ...
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Is doing research alone and publishing solo frowned upon by colleagues and superiors in engineering sciences? [closed]

Research has become more and more complex and difficult to be successfully conducted by a single person. However, there are fields (such as some branches of engineering) in which a researcher can ...
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Becoming professor and showing autonomy - when to exclude supervising professor from co-authorship

Following common scenario: You wrote a proposal for a larger several million € research project with several university partners after your PhD, the project got funded and you are the project manager,...
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What is the relationship between impact factor and journal ranking

As a second year graduate student, it's become increasingly difficult for me to figure out what journals are the most prestigious. My research is very interdisciplinary, and so journals from many ...
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Basic paper outside area of expertise: reject or decline?

It sometimes happens that I receive referee requests for theoretical papers which deals with the same phenomena I do in my research, but from a totally different specific theoretical starting point. I ...
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Conference proceeding after journal article

Is it possible to write a conference proceeding about topics already published (by the same author, of course) in a journal article? It is understood that all the sentences will be rephrased and all ...
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Google Scholar Search Result Rankings

I am attempting to identify how Google Scholar chooses which publications to rank highly in search results. I'm aware that Google Scholar uses metadata from academic websites, but therein my ...
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What are the criteria that determine if a research group/professor is actively pursuing research?

While searching for research groups pertaining to my area, I came across one that matched my interests well. But in the publications page, the most recent paper was written in the year of 2015, which ...
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Is a Master's thesis considered 'published'?

I'm currently applying for PhD positions in the US, having completed a Master's degree in Engineering in the UK and then working in Industry for the past 13 years. I'm a bit confused as to the extent ...
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Searching for PhD theses in google scholar

It seems like PhD theses are way more rare in the Google Scholar index than globally done. If my assumption is correct they get published as well, is there a primary search engine for that? ...
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How I do politely indicate that I am expecting my name to be added to the paper

I am composing this question on behalf of someone but as a first person. I am a postdoc at a top university in the US. I had recently been requested by my PI to help with setting up experiments and ...
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When writing a textbook, what percentage of the material should be already known and what should be novel?

When I am reading a textbook, especially on some esoteric subject, I sometimes wonder what percentage of the textbook consists of known, published material, and what percentage is the author's own ...